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Term Information

Accession
GO:0043209
Name
myelin sheath
Ontology
cellular_component
Synonyms
Schwann cell myelin sheath, astrocyte sheath, oligodendrocyte myelin sheath
Alternate IDs
None
Definition
An electrically insulating fatty layer that surrounds the axons of many neurons. It is an outgrowth of glial cells: Schwann cells supply the myelin for peripheral neurons while oligodendrocytes supply it to those of the central nervous system. Source: Wikipedia:Myelin, GOC:jl, NIF_Subcellular:sao593830697, GOC:cjm
Comment
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History
See term history for GO:0043209 at QuickGO
Subset
None
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Parents of myelin sheath (GO:0043209)
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myelin sheath [is_a relation] is_a  cellular anatomical entity (GO:0110165)
Children of myelin sheath (GO:0043209)
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lateral loop (GO:0043219) [BFO:0000050 relation] BFO:0000050  myelin sheath
myelin sheath abaxonal region (GO:0035748) [BFO:0000050 relation] BFO:0000050  myelin sheath
myelin sheath adaxonal region (GO:0035749) [BFO:0000050 relation] BFO:0000050  myelin sheath
structural constituent of myelin sheath (GO:0019911) [BFO:0000066 relation] BFO:0000066  myelin sheath
compact myelin (GO:0043218) [BFO:0000050 relation] BFO:0000050  myelin sheath
FMA
62983
NIF_Subcellular
sao593830697
Wikipedia
Myelin